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Even Start deserves state funding

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This week, Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu and state Rep. Rick Gallot, D-Grambling, toured the Even Start facility and saw firsthand the progress being made there. The small campus in Lincoln Parish consists only of three full-time employees and two buildings, but the program is changing lives in Lincoln Parish, and the legislators noticed.

Both men pledged to be advocates for Even Start, and both said that if more legislators would take the time to visit with the program directors they wouldn’t hesitate to dedicate the necessary funding.

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